Today automotive, aircraft, toy and electronics manufacturers, and a growing list of others, are required to keep extensive materials data to comply with global regulations and environmental laws on such concerns as hazardous substances. HP International Material Data System (IMDS) provides a database of information on components and materials to make compliance easier.

The cost for each manufacturer to assemble, store, and maintain such information is high. The capability to selectively share materials information with other similar companies would be costly too. IMDS was created by HP for an association of manufacturers to keep supplier facts available and accessible economically. Its security policies keep proprietary information protected while other information is shared.

As a manufacturer you need a materials system maintained 24/7 for your designers around the world. It’s easy with IMDS—already the world automotive standard—or an HP standard solution for your industry. 


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